Globally recognized for its groundbreaking biomedical research, University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) serves as the only public medical school in the Commonwealth. Pursuing continued excellence in this area mandated a new high-performance NAS storage solution. However, once UMMS acquired the new solution, migrating from their large, high file count source soon proved too complex to undertake internally. UMMS needed a reliable migration partner, stat.
Migration Remedy Needed
UMMS began the search for a migration solution featuring three key ingredients:
- Short outage times. Finding downtime windows between dozens of departments was nearly impossible – and the longer the outage window, the longer the project would take.
- Completion within weeks, not months or years. A fast completion time would maximize ROI on the new NAS hardware.
- Data validation. UMMS required complete metadata and content verification with an audit trail.
DobiMigrate: The Clear Choice
After several migration tools were tested, the DobiMigrate NAS solution emerged as the tool of choice with its eight-hour cutover window and built-in automation. DobiMigrate managed 1,200 individual migration paths with ease and was able to realize 26K ops per second and 5GB/10GB line rates. Exponentially faster than legacy migration tools, DobiMigrate was able to migrate hundreds of millions of files in just six hours of scan time. The closest challenger was a legacy tool that required 40 hours for migration and offered little automation.
– Srinivas Gorrepati, Senior Systems Engineer – Lead, UMass Medical School